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    Default Katherine Kwei handbag collection

    Here's the latest by Katherine Kwei


    Clutches from the ‘Donna Colelction’.
    price: US$870, US$735

    Totes at US$1725,US$1055.

    From the ”Edna Collection”, pouchettes at US$555

    Totes & handbags, at US$890, US$1165.

    The ‘Teresa Collection’ US$210.

    Handbags with shoulder strap at US$705, US$1050.


    About the designer:
    Innovative design, exceptional quality, and a deep reverence for tradition are the foundation for accessories designer, Katherine Kwei's design philosophy. As a young girl, Kwei remembers spending afternoons with her grandmother folding wonton dumplings, knotting cords for necklaces filled with jade and precious stones, or looking over the intricate embroidery patterns of old quilts and robes. Kwei's grandmother who was a clothier "artiste" for silver screen legends Katherine Hepburn and Anthony Quinn, as well as a master at Chinese knotting --instilled in Kwei a deep reverence for her cultural roots and passion for working with her hands.

    Kwei's fashion career began in Public Relations with Louis Vuitton in Hong Kong, spanning 14 countries in the Asia Pacific region,where she developed a deep respect and appreciation for exceptional quality and design. Her love of handbags, passion for design,and entrepreneurial sprit inspired her to start her own line. In 2002 she left the company to pursue a degree in accessories design, graduating with an M.A. in Design and Technology for Accessories from the prestigious London College of Fashion (Cordwainers). While in London, she worked with bespoke floral applique handbag designer Susannah Hunter, as well as the trendy Billy Bag Company. After moving to New york, Kwei completed a six-month internship with the famed Zac Posen, working on his handbag and accessories line for the Spring/Summer 2006 collection.

    With the Spring/Summer 2007 launch of her own handbag line, Kwei's designs aspire to seamlessly blend modernity with tradition by creating her own unique texture by using luxury materials, while always keeping her signature Chinese "Eternity" knot-inspired weave as the main focus. Her goal is to create collections that are outstanding quality and timeless designs - much like the art of Chinese knotting that she learned from her grandmother, that has inspired and been integrated throughout her work.

    Deeply ingrained in her heritage, Kwei draws much of her inspiration from her Chinese roots as well as her experiences from living globally in nine different cities including Athens, London, Dubai,Hong Kong, and New York. Her enthusiasm to create is not only limited to accessories; Kwei has won awards batik and pottery, and is knowledgeable in other fields such as environmental science where she earned a B.S. from Cornell University.

    Kwei's own style blends everything from luxury brands to vintage pieces to the latest street wear to create a polished, yet chic and playful, figure-flattering silhouette. Her refined sensibility is reflected in her pieces appealing to a woman who is confident and secure in her own sense of style.

    click here to check out her website.

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    Default Re: Katherine Kwei handbag collection

    Those are very different. I like them, its nice to have some cool texture.

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    Default Re: Katherine Kwei handbag collection

    They remind me of jellyfish.
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    Default Re: Katherine Kwei handbag collection

    Okay so I stopped off at nordstrom's today and spotted Donna clutch in both black and a deep purple on sale for like $400. It was so cute! I hope the HauteLook sale has the K.K. bags in that price range.

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    Default Re: Katherine Kwei handbag collection

    Quote Originally Posted by Maeveyblue View Post
    They remind me of jellyfish.
    ITA!!! I like them though very unique

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    Default Re: Katherine Kwei handbag collection

    Too "ropey" for my liking. Reminds of my grandmother's hanging macrame flower baskets.

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